The upcoming Theatre Project Award deadline of the 15 April 2021 will be a development round only with Strand 1 (Play Development) and Strand 2 (Theatre Creation).
The usual larger round offering of all four strands will be take place as normal in the Autumn. The award is open to artists with a demonstrable track record in professional theatre practice and the upcoming round is designed to support the creation and development of theatre pieces.
Strand 1 – Play Development
The objective of the Play Development strand is to enable the development of a new play or text for performance, in which the playwright is central to the creative process. While the emphasis is on the development of the text, the process will provide for excellent mentorship and/or collaboration from any number of artists or practitioners (e.g. director, dramaturg, designer, actor, performer), including the person responsible for overseeing the play or performance-text’s development. Funding may be used to remunerate the playwright for time spent in writing the text and for remuneration of collaborators and mentors. The outcome of the process will be a script for performance. While presentation of the resulting work to an audience is not a requirement for this strand, applicants may seek a contribution towards costs associated with the presentation of a work in progress or staged reading.
Strand 2 – Theatre Creation
The objective of the Theatre Creation strand is to enable the development of ideas for new work in a collaborative and interdisciplinary context. The emphasis of the award is on innovation and experimentation. The concept behind a proposal can be non-text-based, or can be based on a piece of new writing for the theatre, a pre-existing dramatic text, an adaptation from another literary form, or a translation or adaptation of a text from another language. The objective of the award is to enable the development of ideas over time through collaboration and mentorship, without the requirement to present to audiences. Funding may be used to remunerate collaborators and mentors for their time and participation. While presentation of the resulting work to an audience is not a requirement for this strand, applicants may use funding to covers costs associated with rehearsal space and presentation of a work in progress. The outcome of the process will be a script/ performance book.
The deadline for this award is 15 April at 5.30pm with the window opening for application on the 16th March.